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Meaning and Origin of: Lark

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : A bird
  • Irish : Cruel

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : nickname for a merry person or an early riser, from Middle English lavero(c)k, lark (Old English lāwerce). It was perhaps also a metonymic occupational name for someone who netted the birds and sold them for the cooking pot.
  • English : from a medieval personal name, a byform of Lawrence, derived by back-formation from Larkin.

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